When movies are based in the future, one can easily take liberties with the city in which it's set. Such was the case with 2002's sci-fi thriller Minority Report which is set in Washington, DC in 2054. Minority Report is a Steven Spielberg movie starring Tom Cruise loosely based on a short story by oft-adapted writer Philip K. Dick. Like many movies that have been adapted from Dick stories, it's a terrifying look at a dystopian future, in this case one where people can predict crimes before they happen. Much like another movie based on a Dick story, Blade Runner, much of Minority Report is filmed in Los Angeles. C'mon, when has anyone seen fire escapes like that in a D.C. alley? That's definitely the Warner Bros. backlot.
Still, they actually filmed in a few notable (and not as notable) D.C. locations and they get some parts of the city correct. They know to put quadrant identifiers on the street names and they run through a list of Northwest DC neighborhoods when trying to find a would-be killer in the opening sequence. The map we have below doesn't have as many places as the other two (or even as next week's map), but it still seemed like a worthwhile inclusion in the series. In addition to mapping the filming sites, we've mapped two spots that were mentioned...but didn't actually appear in the filming.
· Film locations for Minority Report (2002) [Movie Locations]
· Lost Capitol Hill: Hollywood on the Hill at "Spielberg Park" [The Hill Is Home]